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Disposable income 'half UK average'

BBC News - 10 min 38 sec ago
Disposable income in Northern Ireland households is increasing but is less than half of the UK average, according to an economic consultancy.
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Police make Syria plea to UK women

BBC News - 23 min 46 sec ago
British counter-terrorism police chiefs make an unprecedented appeal to Muslim women to urge their relatives against travelling to Syria to possibly fight in the civil war.
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Education warnings 'six years ago'

BBC News - 24 min 47 sec ago
A lack of a long-term vision for education in Wales, highlighted in a critical OECD report, was first raised more than six years ago, BBC Wales has learnt.
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China releases Japanese cargo ship

BBC News - 33 min 59 sec ago
China has released a Japanese cargo ship it seized over a war-time debt, a court statement says, after the Japanese firm paid compensation.
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Skill deficit a concern says survey

BBC News - 53 min 35 sec ago
Skills shortages are an issue in the NI construction sector as its recovery continues, according to a survey.
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Facebook earnings surge on mobile ads

BBC News - 59 min 7 sec ago
Social networking giant Facebook reports better than expected profits, as a surge in mobile advertising helps boost its revenues.
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Brother's death 'devastates' duchess

BBC News - 1 hour 1 min ago
The Duchess of Cornwall has been left "devastated" by the news of her brother's death, Clarence House says.
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Japan pact 'covers disputed islands'

BBC News - 1 hour 2 min ago
US President Barack Obama restates support for Japan over disputed islands but warns that dialogue - not escalation - is the way forward.
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Madeleine 'clues' and Mark Shand death - papers

BBC News - 1 hour 4 min ago
A police update in the hunt for missing Madeleine McCann and the death of the brother of the Duchess of Cornwall after a fall in New York attract headlines.
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Worries over young wanting surgery

BBC News - 1 hour 6 min ago
Plastic surgeons say they're worried about the number of young people who want cosmetic procedures.
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US troops in Poland for exercises

BBC News - 1 hour 27 min ago
A first US contingent arrives in Poland for military exercises amid heightened tensions with Russia over Ukraine.
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S Sudan president sacks army chief

BBC News - 1 hour 38 min ago
South Sudan's president sacks the head of the national army amid reports of military setbacks - including rebels seizing the oil hub of Bentiu.
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Tories would end wind farm subsidies

BBC News - 1 hour 38 min ago
The Conservatives say they will not subsidise new onshore wind farms if they win the 2015 general election.
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Care needs to 'outstrip' family help

BBC News - 2 hours 40 min ago
The number of older people in England needing care will "outstrip" the number of family members able to provide it by 2017, a think tank warns.
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Ban blames all Syria sides over aid

BBC News - 3 hours 4 min ago
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon accuses all parties in Syria's civil war of "flagrant violations" of international law over the delivery of aid.
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Canada to drop 'flawed' rail tankers

BBC News - 3 hours 6 min ago
Canada says it will phase out the type of rail tankers involved in the deadly train derailment in Lac-Megantic last July.
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Oldest baseball player dies aged 102

BBC News - 3 hours 17 min ago
The oldest former player with Major League Baseball, Cuba's Conrado "Connie" Marrero, dies in at home in Havana aged 102.
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VIDEO: Obama's trade deal faces jobs question

BBC News - 3 hours 27 min ago
A potential free trade deal called the Trans Pacific Partnership is being seen as key to boosting growth in the Asia-Pacific region. But it has raised some questions about the impact on US jobs.
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Indians vote on big polling day

BBC News - 3 hours 38 min ago
Indians begin voting in the sixth phase of a marathon general election in which the governing Congress party is fighting the main opposition BJP.
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More councils needed, claims report

BBC News - 4 hours 24 min ago
Scotland needs more local councils with a greater range of powers relevant to its area in order to fully represent constituents, a new report says.
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